Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Two for Tuesday

I love rock stations that play two songs from each artist on Tuesdays. So, I'm going to try to show you two quilts every Tuesday. The pictures I took this morning are a little dark. It's cloudy today, so I had to use the flash.

Quilt #1: The racecar quilt is done! Yeah!
I almost love it. The only thing I'm still not happy with (after trying a couple of other options and ripping them out) is the quilting in the big white triangles. It probably would have been fine with white thread, but I wanted to try using thread color to match the block. I'm trying to let it go. I'm really proud of the "vroom" quilting in the green border. Overall, I think it's a pretty cool quilt. And big enough for a little boy to grow into, 42" X 62".
Quilt #2: Pete's train quilt.
When Pete moved into a big bed he needed a new quilt. He was a train kid, so I used train fabric on the back. I can't remember exactly what year it was- no label!- so I'm guessing ~1998. Isn't it funny how little boys are into either trains or cars or trucks? I loved the flying geese border.
Here's the photo of my stash that I wanted to show you a few days ago. You might be able to see the bag of dreaded puffs shoved under the white shelf. The stash actually looks better in the pic than in real life. Maybe because you can't see the rest of the room! Someday, I will make the time to re-organize. There are piles of fabric and bags of supplies that need to be put away. Every tote bag I own has stuff in it that should be elsewhere. Someday!



Jackie said...

The quilts look great! But I have to say I love the stash picture. When I clicked on it to enlarge, I was just drooling over the colors. I just love all those brights.

Sew Many Ways... said...

Love the vroom...do you quilt on your regular machine or long arm? Your stash is great, I'm jealous!!!

Tina said...

Thanks. No room for a long arm in this house. I have a Bernina Virtuosa 153, which I love. I've quilted a queen size on it, but probably won't do that again. That was before I knew what I was doing.